Make a full recipe of Candy Clay using White Candy Melts® according to directions. Let candy clay rest in a plastic bag overnight for best results.
Melt White Candy Melts®. Cut twelve 3 in. lengths of Lollipop Sticks; dip sticks into candy and place on waxed paper; refrigerate to set. Pour remaining melted candy into bottom of pan to a depth of 1/4 in. Immediately push lollipop sticks into candy, spacing evenly around edge. Refrigerate until set and unmold. Note: An even number of sticks is essential for the weaving to work out.
Knead candy clay until soft and pliable. Roll out ropes, approximately 24" by 1/2 " diameter. Weave rope around sticks, going in and out; smooth ends together. Repeat as many times as needed to reach the height of the sticks, leaving 1/4" at top exposed.
For top rim, twist two ropes loosely together, add to top edge of basket, pressing into tops of lollipop sticks and securing with melted candy, if necessary.
Now you'll find out how easy and fun it is to use a candy mold. We're starting out with the most basic candies?one color, solid body. But basic doesn't mean boring. The details in each candy mold make these easy candies look terrific. So choose your favorite Wilton mold and some great Candy Melts®?it's time to start!